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Pesach Preparation

Pesach Preparation

Last year I wrote a month-long series on preparing for Passover over on Joy of Kosher. Honestly – I wish I followed my own advice, but this year I really haven’t. The boys are off…

We Have No Breasts in Monsey – The B-Word Post

We Have No Breasts in Monsey – The B-Word Post

By the looks of things I will have a whole alphabet of posts! The B word. What word could I mean? What word immediately sprang into your mind? Here in Monsey Ir HaKodesh the B-word…

Pesach is coming – I’m so happy!

Pesach is coming – I’m so happy!

Actually I am happy. Most of my friends and neighbours are this:close to a nervous breakdown with all their Pesach cleaning and preparation, and I am just sitting here in my denial bubble feeling all…

The V-Word Post

The V-Word Post

After the P-word post the other day, many asked me where my V-word post is. I shrugged it off a little bit and said with boys it was always about their anatomy. Not that they…

Suspended for Swearing? The P-word Post

Suspended for Swearing? The P-word Post

This happened years ago, way back in the mists of time. It was a school day like any other. I dropped the boys off, came home, had coffee. Started running my errands. I was sitting…

Turning 40

Turning 40

I am turning 40 according to the Gregorian calendar next weekend. Flowers, chocolate and jewellery are all appreciated . It’s always seemed like a watershed moment in my life – a definitive age at which…

Surprising My Brother – We Both Hate Surprises

Surprising My Brother – We Both Hate Surprises

As I wrote recently, I traveled to Israel to see family and to surprise my twin-brother for our 40th birthday. (The Hebrew date – 6 Adar). It was extremely difficult to keep quiet about my…

Bursting with Secrets!!

Bursting with Secrets!!

The big secret I’ve been keeping for months can finally be shared. I am writing this on the plane, on my way to Israel. As you know I have a twin brother. We’re turning 40…

Rough Time of Year

Rough Time of Year

Yahrtzeits are difficult. Every year on the anniversary of a close relative’s death, we light a memorial candle. The kaddish is recited in shul and it’s generally a day of reflection and remembrance. Everyone told…

Sigh

I had to make a quick trip to the local ER yesterday. Never-ending migraine plus dehydration from vomiting and not drinking enough due to the migraine. They pushed fluids into me, along with 4 different…

Look Up!

Today’s Errands Included Trip to Police Station

I am home, I am fine. Shaken a little, but fine. I was on my way to the allergist for my weekly shots. I was stopped a few cars back at a light (on Spook…